Lake Street, Minnehaha post offices relocate, Mpls loop station opens

Paige Elliott/MSR News The burned out postal service near Lake Street had served customers since 1977

The civil unrest following the police killing of Geoge Floyd has left many South Minneapolis residents wondering where to find essential services, including mail.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently announced that it has resumed full delivery to customers impacted by the recent events. But due to fire damage, the Minnehaha and Lake Street Post Offices in Minneapolis have relocated their operations and services.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out those impacted by recent events.” said Northland District Manager Anthony Williams.  “We are committed to providing First Class service to our customers.  I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused to the residents of these communities and I thank you for your patience as we work to bring permanent services back into these neighborhoods”.

Adding to the confusion, some mailboxes have been uprooted in Minneapolis for what USPS cited as “safety” concerns.

“As a precautionary measure, the Postal Service has also temporarily removed some collection boxes in St. Paul and Minneapolis,” read a statement from the Postal Service. “They will be back in service when it is deemed safe to do so, and when we are able to collect the mail within them without incident.”

Postal Service Relocation Info & Updates

The Loop Station, located at 811 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 55402, is now open. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 5 pm. The station is closed on Saturdays.

Customers who used the Minnehaha Station, from ZIP Code 55406, will now be served out of the Main Post Office in Downtown Minneapolis: 100 S. 1st Street, Minneapolis, 55401. The hours are Monday-Friday, 7 am to 8 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm.

Customers who used the Lake Street Postal Station, from ZIP Codes 55408 and 55409, will now be served out of the Loring Post Office in Downtown Minneapolis: 18 N. 12th Street, Minneapolis, 55403. The hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm.

A special window has been set up for customers to pick up their post office box mail and mail held due to damaged businesses or residences.  An ID will be required for all mail pickups.

The Minneapolis Powderhorn Station, located at 3045 Bloomington Ave, 55407, remains closed until further notice while repairs are underway to fix the damage sustained in recent events. The Powderhorn team expects to open the doors to its retail and PO Box customers by early next week. Until then, PO Box Mail and Hold Mail will be available at the Minneapolis Main Post Office, located at 100 S. 1st Street, 55401.

Retail services are also available online 24/7 including weekends and holidays at usps.com. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

For USPS updates in Minnesota, go here.

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